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2021 PDPW Water Tours
Discover countless approaches to manage one of our most important resources—water—during the 2021 Water Tours on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22.
Date / Time
Tuesday, September 21 & Wednesday, September 22
Wausau & Barron, WI


On Tuesday, September 21, the tour bus will leave from Bull Falls Brewery at 8:00 am. Our first stop will be at Miltrim Farm Inc. Participants will tour this family farm with the opportunity to learn about the systems they have established to mitigate their impact on their region's historically poor water quality. Following the tour, we'll continue learning over lunch with a round-table discussion with local watershed members. We will then load the bus to the next stop, Ross Ginseng. At Ross Ginseng, we'll discover how ginseng is produced, as well as the water-centric strategies they use, even admit ever-increasing challenges. Finally, the bus will return to Bull Falls Brewery for the final tour of the day. Before heading home, learn how Wausau's oldest micro-brewery is using water to craft their quality brewed beers while managing water quality and use. The event will conclude at 4:00 pm.

The Wednesday, September 22 tour will leave from the Barron County Extension Office at 9:00 am. To start the day, we'll be stopping at Jennie-O Turkey to hear how they manage ever-changing trends and regulations, including animal care and water use. Next, the bus will head to Four Mile Creek Dairy to learn how this family dairy farm enriches their land while mitigating soil erosion. While here, we will enjoy lunch and engage in further discussion about ongoing soil experiments. The last stop of the day will be at Viresco. Learn how Viresco takes waste and transforms it into renewable electricity and natural gas. The bus will return to the Barron County Extension office by 4:00 pm.

This program is held in collaboration with Professional Dairy Producers®, Discovery Farms®, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

*All attendees will meet at the pick-up sites listed above for travel to tour locations.

Meeting Locations

Tuesday, September 21
Bull Falls Brewery
901 E Thomas St
Wausau, Wisconsin
Bus departs at 8 am and tour concludes at 4 pm.

Wednesday, September 22
Barron County Extension Office
330 East La Salle Ave
Barron, Wisconsin
Bus departs at 9 am and returns at 4 pm.

*All attendees will meet at the pick-up sites listed above for travel to tour locations.

Training Sessions

This training is accredited and approved for continuing education (CE) credits in the amount of:
  • Up to 5.0 CEs/day in Dairy AdvanCE (DACE)
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